18th October 2018
RCC are currently working on our 8th Green Flag, the theme of which is Global Citizenship, with an emphasis on the marine environment. This theme focuses on raising awareness of marine ecosystems and the work being done to save them. In light of this theme, all our first year students embarked on a trip to Powerscourt and Bray on Tuesday last. In Powerscourt the group engaged with the ‘Cool Planet Experience’ where there were workshops designed to ignite curiosity of STEAM subjects. Here we learned some of the science behind climate change. From there we went to Bray Beach. On a coastal walk we engaged in three workshops designed to increase awareness of marine ecosystems and the damage that humans are inflicting on marine life. The group certainly became more acutely aware of the part we can all play in our daily lives in order to become more sustainable and ultimately to save our planet.
18th October 2018
Roscommon Community College lost out to Coláiste Chiaráin in the U14 gaelic girls football competition on Tuesday the 16th of October. In undesirable weather conditions the girls set off to Clann na nGael pitch in the hopes of a win. It was a well matched affair throughout but it was the Roscommon Community College girls that got off to the better start. Some excellent scores in particular were taken from Grace Dwyer, Lyndsey Gibbons and Mairéad Lohan. While Roscommon Community College had a lot of the possession in the first half there were some wides that cost us dearly in the end. Coláiste Chiaráin punished when on attack and Roscommon Community College struggled to match their physical presence. However, what Roscommon Community College may have lacked in physical stature they matched in fight and sheer determination. They started to pull away from Coláiste Chiaráin just before half time leading by three points, 5-5 to 5-2. The second half was action packed and it became a game of goals for both sides. Some careless passing gave Coláiste Chiaráin the advantage as bad weather conditions did not help the quality of play. Despite this, credit must be given to both teams who did not gave up until the final whistle. Unfortunately it wasn’t Roscommon Community College’s day and Coláiate Chiaráin pulled away in the last few minutes to secure the win. The end result 10-8 to 7-8 to Coláiste Chiaráin. Well done to both teams on an entertaining match. Best of luck in the next game girls.
RCC: Caoimhe Clarke, Hannah Burke, Jade Cunningham, Aisling Cooney, Katelyn Lynch, Andrea Fallon, Grace Dwyer, Mairéad Lohan, Lynsey Gibbons, Bridget Hoare, Aoibhinn Murray, Rachel Fallon, Siena Snow, Heather O’ Connor, Eimear O’Sullivan, Mia Kilcline, Julia Papuga, Niamh Touhey and Hannah Geraghty.
18th October 2018
The boy’s junior team had a convincing win here in Roscommon Community College grounds on Monday last against Elphin Community School. Roscommon got off to a storming start with Liam Egan finding the back of the net in the very first attack. Dominating possession around the middle, we soon found our flow up front and Kyle Kelly, Michael Staunton, Mark Dwyer and Ryan Conlon all contributing with points. Josh Stratford added another goal close to half time while the defence were as tight at the back as they had been in the previous game. Roscommon had a healthy lead come half time. In the second half a number of changes were made and Elphin came out with a lot more energy reeling off a few early points. Ciaran Corcoran, however, was proving a handful at full forward and somehow barreled the ball over the line for two goals for the home side. James Mannion was impressive in defence in the second half while Thomas Duff, Dylan McGrath and Cormac Mee completed the scoring with late points for Roscommon Community College It was a very good performance and victory and bodes well for the final game in the group stage against Castlerea.
11th October 2018
The Senior Girls Volleyball Team started their league campaign off in a promising fashion last Tuesday, October 2nd. The preliminary round was held locally in The Convent of Mercy, Roscommon. The teams on the day included Roscommon Community College, The Convent of Mercy Roscommon and Elphin Community College.
Up first Roscommon Community College faced The Convent of Mercy, Roscommon. In recent years there has been a strong tradition of volleyball in both schools so this was always guaranteed to be a cracker. It proved to be a tightly contested game from start to finish. Roscommon Community College got off to the better start with demonstration of some excellent digs and powerful serving. Roscommon Community College won the first set 25-18. In the second set the girls worked very well together and had a substantial lead, looking sure to win, however, complacency set in and The Convent of Mercy fought back. Even though Roscommon Community College was on 24 points the girls were struggling to get the final point they needed but they regrouped in a time out and when they stepped back on court they made sure they finished off and secured, not just the set, but the match on a score line of 25-19.
Next up Roscommon Community College played Elphin Community College, again a school with a glowing record in Volleyball titles and history. Elphin began the game well and while RCC began to close the gap it was too late and Elphin won the first set convincingly 25-9. The second set was a must win for Roscommon Community College and the girls delivered under pressure. Excellent defensive work and communication resulted in the second set finishing 25-17 in favour of Roscommon Community College. The third set tie breaker saw our ladies really step up their performance and concentration winning the set 25-8 and running out overall winners. With two out of two wins the future looks bright for this senior volleyball team. Let’s hope the success continues, a big well done and best of luck in the next round.
11th October 2018
Last Wednesday senior girls from Roscommon Community College participated in a tag rugby blitz that was held in Creggs RFC. This was a friendly blitz organised by Connacht Rugby which involved teams from: the Convent of Mercy Roscommon, Colaiste Mhuire Ballygar and Athlone Community College. The main aim of the blitz was to allow girls to experience tag rugby in a fun and enjoyable environment. It was also hoped that the event would unleash some hidden talent that girls may have for this sport, which was most certainly achieved. This was the first experience of tag rugby for many of the girls in Roscommon Community College who really enjoyed the day and scored some wonderful tries. Well done to all girls who participated and we look forward to the next blitz in the coming weeks.